Denver Falls 96-87 to Hornets - Recap
New Orleans got 20 points from Chris Paul en route to a 96-87 victory over Denver on Sunday at Pepsi Center.
Bettors who backed the Hornets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 201.5.
New Orleans got 19 points from David West and another 12 points from Trevor Ariza. Chris Paul contributed 6 assists, while Emeka Okafor cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Denver got 20 points from Al Harrington in a losing cause and another 13 points from Chauncey Billups. Carmelo Anthony contributed 4 assists for the Nuggets, while Al Harrington had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 54-43 at the break.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-33.
Next game, New Orleans takes its act home to face Orlando looking for another win. For Denver, they head home to face Phoenix.